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Why We Fight: Divide and Conquer




"Divide and Conquer," Chapter III of Frank Capra's "Why We Fight"
series, begins with Britain and France's declaration of war on Germany
after Hitler's invasion of Poland. The film covers the Nazi capture of
Denmark and Norway, steps necessary to mount a future attack on Britain,
then describes in detail Hitler's strategy as he conquers Luxembourg,
Belgium and the Netherlands. Special attention is paid to Nazi
atrocities. Dead and injured children are shown en masse and the film
explains how the bombing of Rotterdam leads to "thirty thousand men,
women and children killed in ninety minutes." The narrator tells how
the Luftwaffe bombs small villages so that refugees clog the highways,
and how it uses precision machine gun fire to herd the survivors toward
the allied armies, who find their progress severely constrained as a
result. An American military officer details the Nazi plan for an
invasion of France, which Hitler conquers in just over a month. The
Germans bludgeon the French armies into surrender, then "enslave" much
of the local population to service the German military regime.


Producer Frank Capra
Audio/Visual sound, color

Reviews

Reviewer: juaco1973 - - January 8, 2015
Subject: thanks!
It is a great chapter.
Thank you for the support for this kind of movie.

abogado laboral
Reviewer: Apeism is Stupid - - May 19, 2014
Subject: If...
If this is ever forgotten, the atrocities that Adolf Hitler committed against all of humanity, it will be repeated later, by someone else. And, with the weapons this world has today, the next Hitler will be more horrible than the last. Very few children are even taught about Adolf HItler in schools today, so it has begun.

Here is an appendix about Hitler and what he believed...
Adolf Hitler was NOT a Christian. He replaced the Holy Bible in the public schools with Mein Kampf, which no Christian would do. Kind of sounds like the U.S., replacing the Bibles with evolutionism. Hitler also replace the crosses on churches with swastikas. He also persecuted church pastors who went against his political agendas. And now the clincher... Hitler hated the Jews, and the Author of Christianity was a Jew, named Jesus Christ. Just as Barack Obama claimed to be a Christian, in order to gain political points (and to get elected) with gullible Christians, Adolf Hitler did the same thing. And, the mention of "god" on the Nazis belts... Hitler was their "god". Hitler, in every way possible, was very much an atheist, who was deeply into evolutionism and eugenics. Read "From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany", by Richard Weikart.
Reviewer: tergium - - April 26, 2014
Subject: explanation for ..why we fight.
if fighting has to be explained to you then it aint your fight.besides it is based on lies,deception and misinformation,deception, thats what this slime ball of a jew spews. you fight for jewry to kill caucasians,all you brothers sisters too fighting like fools for the jews, killing each other like good brainwashed simpletons.(continues afterwareds as well)stalin,roosenvelt,eisenhower,churchill, were jews and had the caucasians all fighting well the brits were at it as in ww1 but they have been taken over by jews since after cromwell interbreeding and interlaced mit dem.if you aint jew wise i suggect you get wise cuz its your neck if you dont.
Reviewer: NorthshoreSeniorCenterClassicalMusigGroup - - November 2, 2008
Subject: Musical score partly by Dimitri Tiomkin
Original Music by
William Lava (uncredited)
Dimitri Tiomkin (uncredited)

Music Department
Alfred Newman .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Reviewer: rwf - - March 31, 2006
Subject: Where is this type of film today.
As I watched this film I could not help but think the world has not learned anything from the past. The west faces a more determined enemy than it did in WW2 and yet the same head burying and denial that bad things can happen to us exists. Instead of our media working to bring unity against a common foe I see the same termites at work. I found the film riveting when viewed with the current conflict in mind.
Reviewer: Christine Hennig - - March 31, 2006
Subject: Bothered by Nazi Termites?
This third film of the "Why We Fight" series documents the Nazi push into western Europe and the conquest of Norway, Belgium, Holland, and France. This film is kind of dullÃÂÃÂit's mostly combat footage and military strategy explained by an intelligence officer talking in a monotone and pointing to an animated map. About the only really interesting thing about it is that it contains lots of animated footage of the type described in Cartoons Go to WarÃÂÃÂmy favorite is a scene of a bunch of little swastika termites eating away at the foundation of a castle meant to represent France. Pretty standard.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: **. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ***. Overall Rating: **
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